Lappeenranta University of Technology is a higher learning institution founded in 1969 near the southeastern Finnish lake of Saimaa, in the city from which it derives its name. The university is based in a single consolidated campus ensuring a genuine university feel, and lower rents in Lappeenranta than in larger Finnish cities such as Helsinki ensure a fun social atmosphere where students can afford to regularly socialise and explore local culture.
Bachelors programmes are available in business studies and across eight areas of technology. Students who complete their undergraduate degree at Lappeenranta will immediately be extended the option of further study and the completion of a Master of Science degree, although from 2017 tuition fees are charged at all universities in Finland for non-EU citizens at Bachelors and Masters level. Those wishing to obtain their doctoral sword at Lappeenranta can do so through its PhD programmes in Philosophy, Business and Technology. All overseas students who apply to study a bachelor’s in the fields of technology will need to attain a language test certificate proving that they can speak proficient Finnish.